July 12, 2018

Our new website is up!

Empowering all Long Islanders
to discuss the future here

Be a part of the what we are doing
by emailing nextLI@newsday.com

Watch this space: Over the next few weeks, we’ll start publishing essays, data and project updates here.

Keep an eye out for Coralie Saint-Louis, our outreach and engagement manager. She has a busy month planned, including:

  • Attending a Council of Thought and Action meeting led by Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis. COTA works to change the culture of communities where drug dealing, gang violence and prison sentences are common problems.
  • Sitting in at the 2018 Reimagining Education conference at Columbia University’s Teachers College to connect teachers and learn about strategies for tackling segregation in Long Island’s schools.
  • Meeting with the New York Association of Training and Employment, a membership organization serving the workforce development community throughout New York State. The group is expanding its services to Long Island and we’ll be discussing LI’s changing workforce.

Involved in a community group? We want to meet you, so please drop us an email at nextli@newsday.com.

Enjoy the summer!

We’re always on the lookout for articles, websites and projects to inspire our work. Here are a few links that caught our attention since our last update:

  • CUNY’s Institute for State and Local Governance has launched Equality Indicators in five new cities. The project has tracked equality in education, housing and justice in New York since 2015 and now adds Oakland, Tulsa, Dallas, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.
  • Spaceship Media led a national conversation about guns in America with TIME, Advance Local, Essential Partners and the Newseum. The discussion started in person, then continued online for a month in a moderated Facebook group. One of the moderators shared his thoughts about the project, writing: “getting to know the three-dimensional human behind the beliefs helped individuals generate empathy for each other and understanding for their points of view.”
  • Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York studied household income, commute times and MTA data to conclude that subway delays don’t affect all riders equally. Their analysis highlights an important reality, but also made us think about how we might study the same questions about delays on the Long Island Rail Road.
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